Bi-Partisan Holiday Greetings

For My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures who contribute.

For My Republican Friends:
Here’s wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Quest for Bungee Notebooks

I’m on a mission. I’m looking for a case of Mead Bungee notebooks. I can’t find them anywhere! I just called the Mead customer service line and am waiting to hear from a product specialist. I’ve purchased all of them that I can find and even resorted to having my family buy them whenever they see them. Hopefully someone will call me soon so I can restock. I’m running low!

Vacation

Well, I have been on vacation for the past week. It is something that I rarely do, but it was definitely needed. I haven’t spent this much time without physically going into the office in, um, well, ever! Unfortunately, our vacation didn’t play out quite like we had thought. Other than a trip to Dallas for a few days to visit with my sister and her family, we weren’t planning on going anywhere. Instead, we had a lot of little day-trips planned around town and hoped to get a lot of things done around the house. Unfortunately, my daughter got sick on Sunday and so we cut our trip to Dallas short. A couple days later, Anna and I started getting sick too. Sure enough, the next day, the baby started showing similar symptoms. HOORAY! What a fun vacation, eh? So, instead of living it up in a week of fun an excitement, we’ve been tending to sick kids, trying to rest up a bit while wrangling the youngsters, and taking a few little mini-dates as time and babysitters permit. Here’s a quick rundown of our fun:

Late dinner at III Forks in Dallas.
– Trip to Walgreens and a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood
– Went to the park to play for a couple of hours
– Snuck out to The Main Event to bowl a few games
– Fun at The Little Gym followed by lunch with the family
– Cruised up and down the new toll roads to see how fast we’ll be able to zip around town
– Drove to the new IKEA to see when they open (November 15th!!!)
– Dropped some solid cash at the new Round Rock Premium Outlets

Not quite what we had planned, but overall it has been a good week. I’m going to miss hanging out with Anna and the kids next week. It has been fun running errands with them and hanging out. I can hardly wait until our next vacation. 🙂